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    Fantastically satisifying character

    by G. Hadfield. 4 out of 5 stars

    A little puzzled by some of the negative reviews. I have found these three distortion plugins to be fantatsic at giving really satisfying character.

    While they can all totally blitz a sound, they also have a less tiring and more satsifyinglt natural chaos about their sound than pretty much all other stomp box emulations I've tried.

    Why four stars instead of five..? Two resaons. They are quite pricey given their limited scope of use. Though I'm sure that the last 20% of the sound quality took up 80% of the effort - where other developers might have stopped. And I bought it anyway - so how can I argue it was too much! Second (bigger) reason: no mix knob! I know it's not on the originals but it's really annoying not having mix on an insert


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    Amazing

    by . . 5 out of 5 stars

    I have used many distortion plugins, but none come close to these. This is insane!


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    Compares to the hardware but...

    by A. Glass. 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a great little collection from UA. The TS808 is beautiful however a little intense. I find that it almost muddies the tone a bit when slapped on pre-amp. You definitely need to tweak the settings alot and scale them down to get usable overdrive. However - when you do - you get AMAZING tone. This is way better than all of the other non-DSP ones I've tried. This SOUNDS analog, it sounds real - however intense it may be.


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    Versatile Collection of Stomp boxes

    by M. Herrmannstorfer. 5 out of 5 stars

    There's everything from slightly Crunchy to heavily distorted. Especially nice when used as unison plugins in combination with the clean sound of Softube Vintage Amp Room in "Brown" mode!


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    To J Rutter

    by S. BELFIORE. 5 out of 5 stars

    I don't have a random setup at all. I have a Apollo quad and a satilitte octo. All through thunderbolt into a Mac Pro. I work on very big projects. It's very common for my sessions to have 80 tracks or more. I have other plugin bundles from other companies that I use from time to time to lighten the load. I always find the UA plugs far superior. I really can't get over the sound of the stomp boxes. I have a 5 of the top amp in my studio, and I really don't think I will be using them much longer. I already sold one stack. Buy a satilitte you won't regret it.


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    Mind Blowing!

    by M. Petrillo. 5 out of 5 stars

    These pedal plugins are exceptional and worth every penny, especially the Raw or The Tube Screamer into the Engl Classic amp or the Friedman Dirty Shirley amp plug gives the screaming metal tone of a hardware TS 808 into a Marshall-style master volume amp. I'll never mic another amp in the studio!


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    Just extended version of my favourite pultec

    by R. Ivanov. 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have plugin, Useful for all - drums, vocals, synths, buses, mix... everything!


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    Authenticity..!

    by A. Weiss. 5 out of 5 stars

    This plugin is by far the most authentic digital substitute to the real thing!
    I doubt even an experienced guitarist could hear the difference.


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    Finally happy with DI guitar recording!!

    by . . 5 out of 5 stars

    As a songwriter I've always been searching for ways to simplify the process of capturing an idea and shaping a song. I've never been happy with DI guitar until discovering these plugins. All 3 of these sound fantastic, and I'm getting better sounding distortion on these than mic'ing my amp. Plus, it's so convenient to be able to quickly dial in a tone in Console 2.0 and not have to deal with setting up my amp. I still prefer the sound of my own Tube Screamer in my Fender DeVille, but it's nice to be able to record guitars at anytime of the day and actually end up with useable tracks without having to re-amp/mess with the amp later.


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    Virtual Stomp Boxes

    by S. McNulty. 5 out of 5 stars

    I've been using these on the demo for a few days, now.
    There is no way that I can't buy them.
    The Big Muff is such a dirty little beast.
    I love it.


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    I Am A Believer!

    by D. Young. 5 out of 5 stars

    I've used quite a few LA-2A's in my day and I was super skeptical when purchasing this plugin.... It didn't take long before i saw its core power! This compressor became my permanent compressor for my vocal chain when tracking/mixing in the box. Male, Female, low voice, a high nasally voice, it doesn't matter! UA made the compressors like virtual tanks!( And not a DSP hog like other units are.) *thumbs up* , Cheers!


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    Musical and smooth.

    by B. Bulmer . 5 out of 5 stars

    Many of the UA emulations I can test against the real deal. But when it comes to Pultec and Fairchild gear I can't say the same thing. Having said that I love the combination of either of the Fairchild compressors followed by Pultec EQ. I use an Apollo quad and recently my go to single chain is the UA 610 Pre, Fairchild 670 Comp then into a Pultec EQ. So Musical and smooth.


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    Great

    by R. Mercier . 4 out of 5 stars

    Works really well to get a punchy kick and cracking snare


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    Smooth without the Hassle of Tubes

    by R. Trias . 5 out of 5 stars

    UAD has done it again - I assume that MK. III of this plug-in collection will simply be them shipping the hardware straight to your door.


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    LA-2A WOW

    by L. Schaller . 5 out of 5 stars

    This units are absolutely amazing. Each one has its own character and takes your tracks to a new level. Very rich and detailed sound! Thanks UAD-Team!


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    Lots of great presets

    by D. Miller . 5 out of 5 stars

    I think this plug-in is awesome, plenty of knobs to tinker with, and comes with a lot of good and interesting presets. I found the two drum presets a great starting point on a bus or directly on the track.


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    Teletronix La-2A Classic Collection

    by C. Garges . 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm particular about optical compressors. I love the original LA2A and the LA3A, but I have yet to be excited about any of the "clones" or other types of optical compressors that I've used. I've found the Legacy version of the LA2A to be surprisingly useful. When I finally got around to demoing the Classic Collection, I was REALLY blown away. All three of the units have unique characteristics that make each one useful, but the sound of the silverface LA2A makes the package worth the purchase price. This version of the LA2A is so much closer to the sound of the original units that I've used than any of the hardware clones I've heard. This was an easy purchase for me and I've used the Classic LA2As on every mix I've done since I bought it.


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    Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection

    by P. Martin . 5 out of 5 stars

    I was finished with a session at the end of the day, before I purchased. After installation, I went back to the project I had been working on and tried these out on several different things in one of the tunes. On bass guitar, vocals and acoustic guitar they all were "jaw dropping." I have used the hardware versions many times through the years, and was so happy to know that I could get the same sound without having to fork over several thousand dollars, not to mention maintaining such wonderful hardware pieces. I think you would be happy to have these in your arsenal.


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    love it...

    by D. Powell . 5 out of 5 stars

    I remember when it came it reading a review that it wasn't as exciting as the Fairchild updated plugs, etc....... but I have to disagree. I have used it for many applications at this point and it just excelled at all of them..... basically has sounded great no matter what I use it for, just as you would expect the real vintage hardware items to sound.... so, I'm very happy and once again heading into "how can I live without it" mode....


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    Slow & sexy

    by N. Palmer . 5 out of 5 stars

    Far superior to the legacy version, these three emulations are a superb tool for bass, brass sections, drum buses - I haven't had the opportunity to try them on vocals yet.
    I find the emphasis control critical for the correct response. I'm working on a lot of retro music & they seem to really capture the vibe. True I've never owned the originals but I'm loving these compressors. Be careful not to drive them too hard though as they can easily bring in unwanted distortion. If you like John Barry, Morricine etc then you'll love these beauties!


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